Jamie Carragher questions Manchester United’s Daley Blind move, Gary Lineker does not agree

Carragher Defends

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher questions Manchester United’s decision to sign Daley Blind from Ajax, but Gary Lineker backs the move.

Daley Blind is set to be Manchester United’s sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (who has been sent back to Vojvodina on loan), Marcos Rojo and Angel di Maria.

United have reached an agreement with Ajax over the transfer of the Netherlands international, who will undergo a medical, agree personal terms and then complete his move to the Premier League giants.

The transfer fee has not been disclosed, but it has been widely reported that it will cost the Red Devils £14 million (click here to read more).

Blind has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in which he was a star player for the Oranje in their march to the semi-finals of the tournament.

The 24-year-old is a versatile player who can play in defence and in midfield, which is something that United manager Louis van Gaal would cherish. The Dutchman, who worked with Blind at the Netherlands national team, likes players who can play in different positions.

However, Blind was one player United did not need, according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who points out that the Dutchman, Rojo and Shaw all are left-backs.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, though, seems to be of the opinion that United have made a good signing in Blind.

Opinions will differ among United fans as well, but there can be no doubt that Blind is a player with quality who is going to be asset to United.

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